Emily from Flora Adora Studio created stunning floral designs for Caitlin and Sam’s wedding at Mansfield Estate. In this guest feature, she describes arriving and setting up for the big day.
As we drove in convoy, through the winding corridor of magnificent Gums, towards the entrance to Mansfield Estate, with oodles of premium flowers on board, I knew we were about to experience something truly special and unique.
On approach, I was reminded that the estate is 100% off-grid, and happily admired the collection of newly planted trees in the distance, one for each couple married at Mansfield.
We were greeted by the wonderfully super-helpful Helen of Mansfield, whilst the Mother of the Bride called down to us ‘Hello flower people!’, like Juliet from upon her balcony, and as the ceremony time approached, we got to work! It was almost as if we were being carried as we created the floral installation on the lawn, and met a flurry vendors floating rapidly around, all excelling in their own area of expertise.
The bouquets, carefully wrapped, were carried in their white boxes to the bridal suite, where the absolutely gorgeous bride and her stunning girl tribe were getting ready. They were chilled. So relaxed. And, they loved their flowers! It was like a dream.
You never know what you’re about to walk into when you enter a bridal suite. Often, the heightened emotions and stress that can surround weddings, leave me feeling all the feels of tension in the room. Not this day, nope, not at all.
Being immersed in the beautiful environment and captivating panoramic views at Mansfield Estate, it’s almost impossible to feel anything but calm, serene, relaxed and ready to dance the night away under the festoon lighting.
The floral designs for Caity and Sam’s day, were curated to encapsulate a modern, yet classic luxe vibe, to create an abundant, dramatic and opulent floral story. Premium roses, orchids, hydrangea, chalked palms, chrysanthemums en masse, dried textual elements and moody foliage, were married together and crafted into Santorini-inspired urns. Botanically hand-dyed 100% silk ribbons used as a finishing detail, created a sense of movement and romance.
Thank you Erin from Hello Coco Studio for capturing the day so perfectly.